To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the chairman of the Cardiff Bay development corporation regarding the cost and length of time required for carrying out the additional work specified by his independent groundwater consultant Mr. Roy Stoner.
None. Much of the additional work recommended by Mr. Stoner is already being carried out by the corporation's consultants. The remainder will be undertaken as part of the further studies and should not, therefore, result in an extension to the 12-month period as laid down by the Committee which examined the Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill. Any extra costs involved will be met by the corporation.
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what reply he expects to make to the report of Mr. Roy Stoner, placed in the Library on 12 November, relating to the Cardiff bay barrage.
My right hon. Friend has thanked Mr. Stoner for his report and informed him that the issues raised in it will be taken up with Cardiff Bay development corporation and its consultants.